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E.B., the Easter Bunny's teenage son, heads to Hollywood, determined to become a drummer in a rock 'n' roll band. In LA, he's taken in by Fred after the out-of-work slacker hits E.B. with his car.

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Sam O'Hare (as Kaley Cuoco)
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Young E.B. (voice)
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Blind Boys of Alabama (as Jimmy Lee Carter)
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Blending state-of-the-art animation with live action, Hop tells the comic tale of Fred, an out-of-work slacker who accidentally injures the Easter Bunny and must take him in as he recovers. As Fred struggles with the world's worst house guest, both will learn what it takes to finally grow up. Written by Universal Pictures

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Rated PG for some mild rude humor | See all certifications »

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1 April 2011 (USA)  »

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I Hop  »

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Budget:

$63,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,392,740 (UK) (1 April 2011)

Gross:

$108,012,170 (USA) (10 June 2011)
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With almost a year between the theatrical release and home media release hop has one of the longest time for a home media release for an animated film, the release of the film was delayed so long it was practically forgotten and almost presumed lost. See more »

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When Fred grabs the big stone, and lifts it over his head to smash EB, you can see that one string on his sweater goes over his shoulder. In the next shot, when you see Fred again, you can see that both strings are on the front of his sweater again. See more »

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E.B.: Fred, I think you and I got off on the wrong foot. You said some things, I flooded some things. Let's start over, okay?
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After the credits, there's a scene with Fred giving an Easter basket to a Chinese woman. The same woman who had attacked the previous Easter Bunny when he attempted to give her a basket. See more »


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Alvin and the Chipmunks with bunnies!!!
13 July 2011 | by (Kansas City, MO, USA) – See all my reviews

In the 2011 film Hop, the Easter Bunny is basically Santa Claus and its main character, EB, is just like Alvin (of Alvin and the Chipmunks). In fact, this movie is very similar to Alvin's movie. Alvin and Hop both feature live-action stars co-starring alongside computer-animated main characters. Both of these animated, central "cute" animals want/dream of becoming recording/rock star musicians (Alvin sings ... EB plays the drums). James Marsden (Enchanted, X-Men, 27 Dresses) steps into the role of Dave as the character Fred O'Hare (uh, get it ... hare!?!). And that is about it.

As for plot: EB has fled Easter Island (yes, THAT Easter Island; and yes, "lame"!) a couple of weeks before he is supposed to take on the title of THE Easter Bunny. He flees to Hollywood ("where all dreams come true") and meets up with the bumbling Marsden who doesn't know what he wants to do in life. Hint ... hint ... for future plot points!

EB(voiced by Russell Brand - Get Him to the Greek, Arthur, Despicable Me) is chased by a fairly tough bunch of Pink Berets who's mission is to bring him back to the island. While in LA, EB gets to meet and audition for David Hasselhoff (uh, talk about random) and his televised talent competition. I mean really!

The movie is short (luckily!) BUT rambling and devoid of anything great or meaningful. The character is cute BUT annoying and irritating and kind of selfish ... which doesn't make him a character I wanted to root for (and that the role/job of the Easter Bunny that EB is fleeing from doesn't ever come across as something dreadfully dream-killing). His plight is rather "ho-hum, poor you" (!) as he would only have to work-work ONE day a year (which leaves plenty of time to still rock a set of drums) as it is revealed that most of his work would be done by a large population of yellow chicks -- think Santa's elves and (boo!!!) the rip-offed Minions of Despicable Me!

It is kind of odd that such a bright and pastel-colored film with such cute animated characters (one even poops jellybeans!) would leave one with such a feeling of apathy. And ... so ... uhm ... ? But this is exactly how Hop made me feel.

I enjoyed the talking pig film Babe (LOVED it); but Hop lacks that genuine human feeling of OTHER talking animal movies ... it feels manufactured and painted like a brightly-colored (yet HOLLOW) Easter egg.


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